"The Seagull"

"The Seagull"

A Poem by Tommy
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Written for Kerry's contest, Sunday's Challenge ACT I, based on the play 'The Seagull' by Anton Chekov

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Lakeside Gull

by Thomas G. Hopkins III

Lost souls flutter by this mirror faced lake
tracing the image of a love adorned,
but never touched; black velvet veil of mourn.
Life is lonely when affection’s heartache
is alone in the grip of other’s arms,
never found within those grey eyed charms.
 
Melancholy heartfelt folly, ogles roam;
(I can’t read your lips anymore) “Tell me
what you’re saying, symbolize for me, please
this truth of perception you call home?”
Seek the role of fame, relish in its mull,
to fly by the side of a seaside gull...

I will fight for the right to hold her hand!
Duel of chance. Momma says, “No, let it go!
Walk away from the heart this ardor knows
not.” (Lonely feather on a beach of sand)
A rapt relic held in this tired grasp;
we’re locked away in a memory's clasp...

Suicidal death is leery, the tide,
it drew her in just to pull her away,
I don’t have the strength anymore to pray;
hear this seashell soul cry before it dies.
Life is a lonely affection’s heartache,
lost souls flutter by this mirror faced lake...



Published in the Summer Issue of The Single Hound, July 5, 2011
http://www.thesinglehound.com/featured-writers-summer-2011.html

Copyright © 2011, The Single Hound

© 2011 T.G. Hopkins III

 

 

Star Performance - "The Seagull"

KERRY'S Sunday Challenge #1 May 22, 2011 - May 28, 2011


 

© 2011 Tommy


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Beautifully. Such elegant use of language and articulated like a true pro. At parts i found myself lost within the piece but htat took nothing away it just encouraged the rthmic flow of your writing to take it with me.
Layered with romance, love and pain , emptyness and lonliness.. fantastic piece of work.

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Beautifully. Such elegant use of language and articulated like a true pro. At parts i found myself lost within the piece but htat took nothing away it just encouraged the rthmic flow of your writing to take it with me.
Layered with romance, love and pain , emptyness and lonliness.. fantastic piece of work.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tommy

8 Years Ago

Thank you...
Wow this is great! I'm adding this to my favorites it was very well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An eerily beautiful work of literary art that touches the heart.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Some really great lines within this poem. "It drew her in, just to pull her away". This is just marvelous poetry!

WindSong

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Damn, this is good.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

my goodness Tom, where did you summon this one from...a stupendous write!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Reminiscent of the book Johnathan Livingston seagull I loved it

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow. Nothin really to add to previous crit. Whole feeling was there and maintained start to finish with some clever stuff.
Well done.
ATB
Alex.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a lucid exhibition of lyrical genius! Your imagery is spectacular, congratulations!

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Outstanding is the only word I can up with. You blew me right away. This as tight and wonderful as it gets. I have become such a fan...keep on brotha...loved it.

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